BMI2 in Bloomington, IL on January 14, 2012

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BMI2 in Bloomington, IL on January 14, 2012

Post by Dominator » Tue Sep 20, 2011 3:27 pm

BMI 2: Bloomington Mirror of IMSANITY 2 will be held at Bloomington High School in Bloomington, IL on January 14, 2012.

The question set used will be the IMSANITY 2 set, written by the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. The question set is regular difficulty, written in ACF format, and not power marked. For more information on the questions and distribution, see here.

Games will be played 5-on-5. There will be no powers or negs.

The tournament format will consist of bracketed round robins for preliminary rounds followed by a rebracketed round robin for the playoffs. A two-game final may be necessary.

Fees are $65 for the first team from each school and $55 each for subsequent teams. There is a $10 discount available for teams providing a buzzer system or an experienced moderator.

To register, please email <nprince@imsa.edu> the completed Registration Form attached to this post.

Field (20):
Macomb (2)
Chatham Glenwood (3) (2 buzzers, 0 moderators)
Springfield HS (2) (1-2 buzzers, 1 potential moderator)
PORTA (2) (4 buzzers, 1 moderator)
Bloomington (2) (2 buzzers, 2-4 moderators)
Minonk Fieldcrest (1 buzzer, 0 moderators)
Danville (2) (0 buzzers, 0 moderators)
Champaign Centennial (2) (1 buzzer)
Normal Community (2) (details forthcoming)
Dunlap (1) (>0 buzzers, 0 moderators)
Carbondale (1) (1 buzzer, 1 moderator)

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Donald Taylor
Dave Adkins (offered)
Noah Prince
Brad Fischer
Jonah Greenthal
Webster Guan
Adam Kalinich
3-4 Bloomingtonians
Mark Grant
Charles Martin
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Re: BMI2 in Bloomington, IL on January 14, 2012

Post by mlaird » Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:32 pm

Any northern mirrors of this planned?

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Re: BMI2 in Bloomington, IL on January 14, 2012

Post by Dominator » Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:51 pm

mlaird wrote:Any northern mirrors of this planned?
There is a northern mirror being discussed with a certain potential host, with nothing yet finalized.
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Re: BMI2 in Bloomington, IL on January 14, 2012

Post by Charles Martel » Sat Oct 01, 2011 8:33 pm

I'll help staff this.
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Re: BMI2 in Bloomington, IL on January 14, 2012

Post by Dominator » Fri Oct 28, 2011 3:54 pm

Field update. There is still plenty of room in the field, especially for teams from Champaign :wink: . We'd also love to see more teams from the Bloomington-Normal area.
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Re: BMI2 in Bloomington, IL on January 14, 2012

Post by Dominator » Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:20 am

We are nearing a full field. Due to moderator constraints, we will need to put a soft cap of 16 teams and a hard cap of 18. If you are interested, please sign up soon.
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Re: BMI2 in Bloomington, IL on January 14, 2012

Post by jonah » Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:02 pm

Is the field up-to-date?
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Re: BMI2 in Bloomington, IL on January 14, 2012

Post by Dominator » Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:42 pm

jonah wrote:Is the field up-to-date?
Yes.

Mr. Coughlan at BHS has talked to some more schools who sounded like they wanted to come, so hopefully we can still get this tournament up to 16 or 18 teams.
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Re: BMI2 in Bloomington, IL on January 14, 2012

Post by garciaja » Sun Dec 11, 2011 7:22 pm

We are in for one team as of now. Perhaps we'll plug in a second team. I'll let you know after this week.
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Re: BMI2 in Bloomington, IL on January 14, 2012

Post by Dominator » Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:40 am

Field updated. This is looking like it is going to be an excellent tournament!
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Re: BMI2 in Bloomington, IL on January 14, 2012

Post by Dominator » Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:23 pm

With the addition of two teams from my alma mater, this tournament has hit its first cap at 18 (Carbondale has the 18th spot held at the moment). We will now begin a waitlist to try to hit another good number, ideally 24.
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Re: BMI2 in Bloomington, IL on January 14, 2012

Post by garciaja » Wed Dec 21, 2011 6:31 pm

We'd like to bring two teams if possible.
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Re: BMI2 in Bloomington, IL on January 14, 2012

Post by Papa's in the House » Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:21 pm

It turned out I had a date wrong and I can actually staff this tournament. I likely won't check this thread again, so just send me an email with details if you want me there.
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Re: BMI2 in Bloomington, IL on January 14, 2012

Post by abarrington » Sat Dec 31, 2011 1:46 pm

Dunlap High School is very interested as we had a tourney fall through. Can i get on the waiting list or signed up. We will bring 1 team. We also have buzzers.

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Re: BMI2 in Bloomington, IL on January 14, 2012

Post by Dominator » Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:49 pm

Dunlap has been added. We will wait to see whether Carbondale can attend before closing the field, which will end up at either 18 or 20, barring anything unforeseen.
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Re: BMI2 in Bloomington, IL on January 14, 2012

Post by Dominator » Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:07 pm

Field closed at 20. We have been gold-certified by PACE. Staffer and coach emails will be going out tonight.
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Re: BMI2 in Bloomington, IL on January 14, 2012

Post by No Electricity Required » Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:25 pm

Will this tournament be having bouncebacks?
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Re: BMI2 in Bloomington, IL on January 14, 2012

Post by Dominator » Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:42 pm

No Electricity Required wrote:Will this tournament be having bouncebacks?
No.
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Re: BMI2 in Bloomington, IL on January 14, 2012

Post by dtaylor4 » Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:14 pm

Carbondale won both finals games over Macomb A, Centennial A was 3rd, followed by Springfield A, Bloomington A, and Glenwood A.

There were issues with a slow reader really dragging the tournament, but other than that it went well. The questions seemed to go over much better save a few outliers.

It also served as a testing ground for the Mac version of SQBS, and Dr. Prince has the files for posting.

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Re: BMI2 in Bloomington, IL on January 14, 2012

Post by Dominator » Sun Jan 15, 2012 7:06 pm

Okay, so I posted the stat files Donald gave me, but there seems to be an issue with the "Combined" page, so I only have Morning (including crossover) and Playoffs.

The story of the tournament is that basically no one could touch Carbondale and Macomb. Macomb was 10-0 and Carbondale 8-2 at the end (both of Carbondale's losses to Macomb), but since the crossover game in the morning did not count, an advantaged final ensued. Carbondale decided at about halftime of the first game to go on a tear and won both games from there to win the tournament. Excellent quizbowl was played by both teams. Although Macomb did not claim the title, they gave a very convincing argument that they are a Top 5 Illinois team.

Beyond those two, in the top bracket, I read for Bloomington, Champaign Centennial, Glenwood, and Springfield. Those matches were competitive. I was surprised at how Bloomington has been developing as a team this year, and considering that their A team was entirely freshman and sophomores, they have a lot of promise in the next two years.
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